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Our Missions


Future Mission Trips

Puerto Vallarta: May 2019

  • Led by Ed and Carole Rich
  • Approximately 2300 patients seen

Project Homeless: January & February 2020

  • January 2020, Kitsap Homeless Clinic
  • February 13-16, 2020, Seattle King County Clinic

Uganda: October 2018

  • Led by Dr. Willow Thompson and Dr. Jeff Forrey

Project Homeless: January 2018

  • Kitsap County - 125 patients seen

Nepal: October 2017: This five day mission, led by Jeff Forrey and Willow Thompson was successfully completed with nearly 2000 patients seen.l

Mexico: November 1-11: This five day mission was led by Debbie McDonald. 2300 patients were seen

Cambodia: January 1 - 16, 2016: VOSH NW flew into Phnom Penh and the team was transported to Sihanoukville for four days of work. R&R after the mission was at the amazing Ankor Wat.

Seattle King County Clinic - October 22-25, 2016: Lynn Girdlestone planned and organized the Vision Clinic and with the help of many volunteers, over 1300 patients were provided an eye exam and many received new glasses.

Project Homeless: 2014

  • Everett - 240 patents seen

Coapinole, Mexico - June 18-28, 2014: This five-day mission was lead by Ed and Carole Rich. over 2000 patients were served.

Cambodia - Nov 23- Dec7 2013: Dr. Chris Barry lead this team, which saw over 1500 patients

Philippines - February 1-15, 2013: This mission has been cancelled.

Project Homeless: 2013

  • Tacoma - 200
  • Seattle - 225
  • Everett - 250 patients seen
  • Bremerton - 120 Patients seen

Uganda, Africa - 9/10/12 - 9/25/12: This 5 day mission was led by Dr. Willow Thompson and successfully completed after seeing 2200 patients

Project Homeless: 2012

  • Everett - 127 Patients seen
  • Seattle - 220 Patients seen
  • Tacoma - 250 Patients seen
  • Kitsap - 164 Patients seen

Project Homeless: 2011

  • Everett - 250 Patients seen
  • Tacoma - 262 Patients seen
  • Kitsap - 108 Patients seen

Jamaica - Ocho Rios -10/14/11 - 10/24/11: This 5 day mission was lead by Steven Stern and successfully completed after seeing more that 1500 patients

Mazatlan - 9/16/11 - 9/26/11: This 5 day mission was lead by Ed and Carole Rich and was successfully completed after seeing more than 2500 patients.

Project Homeless: 2010

  • Everett – 223 Patients seen
  • Seattle – 278 Patients seen
  • Tacoma – 250 Patients seen

Jamaica – 9/18/10 – 9/28/10: This 4 day mission lead by Steven Stern was successfully completed. Over 1800 patients were seen.

Puerto Vallarta 5/19/10-5/29/10: This 5 day mission to the Coapanole area of PV was lead by Ed and Carole Rich and was successfully completed after seeing over 2,500 patients.

Ecuador: 2/27/10-3/14/2010: This 3 day mission to Guayaquil lead by Dr. Milt McCrum was successfully completed. Approximately 1000 patiens were seen.

Jamaica – 9/18/09 – 9/28/09: This 4 day mission lead by Steven Stern was successfully completed. Over 1800 patients were seen.

La Ceiba, Honduras – 5/15/09 – 5/24/09: This 10 day trip included three days of clinic at two sites, seeing over 1,000. Dr. Chris Berry lead this mission.

Thailand: November 2008: This four-day work trip was lead by Dr. Ed Worthen. The Team worked four days and saw nearly 2000 patients. Congratulations to the VOSHNorthwest Thailand team and in-country volunteers.

Samoa: 8/4/08 to 8/15/08: This trip was lead by Dr. Mike DeRosier..

Coya, Peru – 2/18/08 to 2/21/08: This trip was successfully completed and a beautiful lane of of optometric equipment at a small clinic in Coya. was set up by Paul Caletti and his team. They also saw approximately 125 patients while there.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – 11/8/07 to 11/18/07: This trip was successfully completed. The team, lead by Ed and Carole Rich saw 2,266 patients, which included 90 patients seen as at Puerto Vallarta prison.

Coban, Guatemala – 2/18/07 to 3/3/07: The trip was successfully completed. 1600 patients were seen. Congratulations to Team Leader Paul Caletti and his team.

Malawi, Africa – July 2006: The trip was successfully completed. The team lead by Dr. Joe Dolezal saw 1100 patients. We congratulate Dr. Dolezal and his team.

Guatemala โ€“ 6/29/05 to 7/11/05: This trip was successfully completed. The small team led by Dr. Rich Ryan saw 800 patients on this pre-surgical mission.

Peru โ€“ 4/30/05 to 5/14/05: This trip was successfully completed. 1200 patients were seen – we congratulate Dr. Brian Reeh and his team.

Guatemala – 3/3/05 to 3/13/05: This trip was successfully completed. 1600 patients were seen – we congratulate Dr. Jenna Fukushima and her team.

El Salvador – 1/28/05 to 2/7/05: This trip was successfully completed โ€“ we congratulate Dr. Ken Henderson and his team.

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THANK YOU to Island Dog Signs and Mr. Steve Hintzke for the donation of the clinic sign for the Ed Worthen Memorial clinic.